“A stellar piece!”
This is such a good piece - the perfect way to end either a Summer concert or to lift the mood of a Winter one. The style is old-fashioned shuffle with a swung dotted rhythm and elegant harmonies. The well known tune first appears in flute three towards the end of the piece and is expertly woven into the texture. This piece also has a great ending which will really make the audience smile. This is a sure fire winner - flute ensemble music doesn't come much better than this!
The composer cleverly shares the interest amongst the six players in this ideal encore piece. Jazz flavoured, it affectionately nods to the past with the well known "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside".
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).